ORLANDO AREA LOCAL LIBRARY RESOURCES
Saint Leo University students have a wealth of library resources available. The University provides live reference help 7 days a week; online databases with full text journal articles; scanned book chapters on request, and more. Local public and many other academic libraries are open to students as well. Saint Leo University is committed to providing readily available, high quality materials and services to all its students, no matter where they are located and The Cannon Memorial Library home page is your starting point for web-based library services and resources.
Moreover, Saint Leo University provides a Center-based librarian to coordinate library services to all students and faculty at the Orlando Education Center. For answers to reference questions, aid in developing research strategies, assistance with database searches, help locating specific materials, submitting interlibrary loan requests, or obtaining library assistance, please contact:
If you need immediate assistance, please feel free to call or e-mail.
Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement & Local Libraries
Saint Leo University students attending the Orlando Education Center may utilize area public and academic libraries to supplement Saint Leo library resources. These libraries will require a borrowing card in order for you to check out materials. Through a reciprocal borrowing agreement with University of South Florida, Orlando Center Saint Leo students may obtain a Special Borrower's card. This card is usually $50 - but this fee will be waived and the card will be free to Orlando Center Saint Leo students who bring in their SLU ID and a state issued ID Card (such as a driver's license) and complete the special borrower's form at the USF Main Library. All books checked out from USF libraries must be returned by the Saint Leo student to that USF library. Saint Leo students must adhere to all borrowing policies set forth by USF libraries as a user of these libraries. The special borrower's card may be utilized at both the University of South Florida Main Library and the University of South Florida Mental Health Institute Library, but students must first go to the USF Main library to get the Special Borrower's card - ONLY the main library issues the cards for both libraries - the University of South Florida Mental Health Institute Library does not issue cards for either library. The special borrower's card may not be used at the USF Shimberg Library, but Saint Leo students may utilize the Shimberg Library materials inside the Shimberg library and use the library scanners.
Library Card Reimbursement
With the purpose of ensuring that every student has book-borrowing privileges, Saint Leo University will reimburse every off-campus student for one library card from a university in their area (not to exceed $150). Students need to get their receipt when they purchase a card, fill out the library reimbursement form, and then attach the receipt to the completed form before submitting it.
Other area libraries available to Saint Leo University students attending the Orlando Education Center are listed below. Please telephone or review libraries' web sites before visiting in order to obtain current information on operating hours, parking details, user services and fees, access policies and if any, branch locations, also note that some libraries require that the student bring their Saint Leo University student identification card. To obtain a student/employee ID card, see our ID card information page.
University of Central Florida John C. Hitt Library | 407.823.2580
12701 Pegasus Dr. Building 2
Orlando, FL 32816
USF Mental Health Institute Library | 813-974-4471
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
USF Mental Health Institute Library
USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library | 813-974-2243
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library
Valencia College Raymer F. Maguire Jr. Library | 407.582.1574
1800 South Kirkman Road West Campus Building 6
Orlando, FL 32811
Orange County Public Library | 407.835.7323
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